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HISTORIC HICKORY MOTOR SPEEDWAY NEXT STOP FOR KOMA MODS

(King, NC): Next up for the Southern Modified Race Tour's KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series is the "Firecracker 125" presented by KOMA Unwind Relaxation Drink.  The event marks the return to the scene of the very first SMRT event in March of 2014.

Hickory Motor Speedway has seen it's share of action since 1951 but the Modifieds bring their own special breed of excitement. Some of the biggest names in Modified racing have visited  HMS over the years but the current breed of drivers of the 600 horsepower rockets are drivers that will be remembered in their own way for continuing the popularity of Modified racing in the South. more info.. / Entry Form (PDF)

Bonsignore Rules At Riverhead

Scores Second Whelen Modified Tour Win At Home Track

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Justin Bonsignore has to enjoy racing at Riverhead Raceway.  

Bonsignore passed Timmy Solomito in Turn 3 on Lap 9 and waited out a rain delay and a late charge by Todd Szegedy to score his seventh career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win and second at his home track.

Bonsignore piloted his No. 51 M3 Technology Chevrolet around some late race traffic to hold off Szegedy and continue of his streak of scoring at least one tour win every year since 2011. more results

Coby Bounces Back With Victory

Leads Nearly Every Lap In Whelen Modified Win At Thompson

THOMPSON, Conn. (June 10, 2015) – Doug Coby bounced back in a big way Wednesday night.

Five days after his worst outing of the season, the defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion led all but the first lap in the No. 2 Dunleavy's Repair/HEX Performance Chevrolet en route to the win in the Mr. Rooter 125 at Thompson Motorsport Park.

It was the 12th career win and third at Thompson for the Milford, Connecticut, driver. Coby, who also won the season-opening Icebreaker 125 at Thompson, was coming off a 13th-place finish last Friday at Connecticut's Stafford Motor Speedway.

Justin Bonsignore finished second, followed by Todd Szegedy – who dropped to the rear of the field to start the race due to unapproved changes following qualifying – and Keith Rocco. Woody Pitkat, who won the Coors Light Pole Award earlier in the day, came home fifth. More Results

Preece Makes It Two In A Row

Cruises Past TSI Harley-Davidson 125 Field At Stafford

STAFFORD, Conn. (June 5, 2015) – Ryan Preece captured his second straight victory Friday night in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour TSI Harley-Davidson 125 at Stafford Speedway.

The 24-year-old from Berlin, Connecticut, earned his first win of the season last Saturday at New London-Waterford Speedbowl, when he edged past Doug Coby for the win. Friday on the half-mile oval of Stafford, he repeated the same fate. Preece, the quickest in practice, took the lead on Lap 2 from Coby and led all but six laps.

This win could be a good omen for Preece with each of the last five winners of the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 having gone one to win the Whelen Modified Tour title that year, including Preece in 2013.

Woody Pitkat and Timmy Solomito finished second and third, respectively. Preece finished 0.728 seconds in front of Pitkat to earn his 13th Whelen Modified Tour victory.

Todd Szegedy finished fourth and Bobby Santos in fifth.

Ted Christopher, Rowan Pennink, Keith Rocco, Patrick Emerling and Tom Rogers Jr. rounded out the top 10. Race Results

Preece King Of The Bullring

12th Whelen Modified Victory Comes At Waterford

May 30th 2015 WATERFORD, Conn. -- Ryan Preece continued his mastery of bullrings.

The 24-year-old Berlin, Connecticut, driver picked up his 12th career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory Saturday night in the Mr. Rooter 161 at New London-Waterford Speedbowl.

It was Preece's second win at the Speedbowl and seventh tour win on a track that is a third-mile or smaller. He also has a win on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour on the quarter-mile at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

To get the win, Preece had to hold off defending tour champion Doug Coby in a green-white-checkered finish that pushed the race to 165 laps. Preece's No. 6 TS Haulers/East West Marine Chevrolet crossed the line .109 seconds ahead of Coby.

Ted Christopher finished third, followed by Max Zachem and Woody Pitkat.

Preece led a race-high 117 laps, including the final 36. He originally took the lead from Donny Lia on Lap 47 and only lost it briefly to Coby. Lia won the Coors Light Pole Award earlier in the day.

With the win, Preece took the points lead over Coby by one and Pitkat by two. Race Results

Burt Myers Like Energier Bunny Keeps On Winning at Concord Motorsports Park

Jason Myers Captures KOMA Unwind Pole

May 22nd. 2015 - (King, NC): Burt Myers continued his 2015 dominance of the KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series with his third win of the season at Concord Speedway but it took a couple of late race cautions that bunched the field to give Myers the chance to chase down and overtake Gary Putnam to “close the deal”.

Qualifying saw B. Myers brother, Jason, claim the SUNOCO Race Fuel Pole Award over B. Myers making it a Myers Brothers Racing front row. Spencer Davis and Putnam filled row two and a pair of entries with the new Automotive Specialists “sealed” engines in row three. Caleb Holman and Jeremy Mayfield took advantage of the new “Dorton Spec” engine rules to claim those spots. Race Results

Jason Myers Wins Battle for Victory at Kingsport Speedway

Kingsport, TN. May 8th. 2015 - Jason Myers, starred on the History Channel's 2009 reality series "The Madhouse" depicting the struggles and triumphs of Open Wheel Modified racers at the historic Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Sale, N.C.

It got pretty crazy at Kingsport Speedway Friday night, as Myers survived two spins initiated by the rough driving Dawsonville, Ga. youngster Spencer Davis to make a double pass, moving from third to first on the final lap.

Abingdon's Caleb Holman appeared to be the man to beat in the early laps, moving from his fifth places starting position to the lead within the first five laps. Holman was stretching his lead turning laps in the 14.2-second range when a apparent mechanic failure put his "Food Country" sponsored entry in the pits for good around lap 30.Results Event Photos Last 5 laps

Hometown Win Perfect For Pitkat

Stafford Driver Claims Whelen Modified Spring Sizzler Victory

(April 26th, 2015)-STAFFORD, Conn. -- Woody Pitkat completed a picture perfect homecoming Sunday afternoon.

The 35-year-old Stafford, Connecticut, driver powered to the victory in the NAPA Spring Sizzler 200, the traditional season-opening event for Stafford Motor Speedway. In the process, the driver of the No. 88 Buzz Chew Chevrolet/Elbow East Chevrolet became the first hometown driver to win the prestigious NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event.

It was Pitkat's third career tour win. He scored his first career win last year in the August event at Stafford before following it up with a win a month later at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. More Results

Burt Myers Makes It TWO -IN-ROW for the "Koma Unwind Wind" Modified Series

"AUTISM SMILES, LLC.ORG 125"

(April 18,2015) ALTAMAHAW — Burt Myers dodged the spins, crashes and retaliation and cruised to a victory in the “Autism Smiles, LLC.org 125” on Saturday night at Ace Speedway in race No. 2 of the season for the KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series.

Myers took the lead on lap one with an outside move on fast qualifier Zach Brewer and except for a 20-lap stint at the front by his brother, Jason Myers, breezed in claiming the victory by .775 seconds on the younger Myers brother.

Chris Pasteryak made the long haul from Connecticut and took down the third spot. Dan Speeney had his best KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series finish in fourth followed by Gary Putnam. Spencer Davis recovered from a penalty for the rough housing with Brewer to finish sixth followed by Tom Buzze, Buddy Ellis, Don Johnson and Brewer. Race Results / Event Photos

NBCSN ADDS RAY EVERNHAM AND RALPH SHEHEEN

Legendary Crew Chief Teams with Veteran Motorsports Broadcaster for All 14 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Events on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. — April 15, 2015 — NBC Sports today welcomed three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion crew chief Ray Evernham and seasoned broadcaster Ralph Sheheen to its growing lineup of motorsports experts.  Evernham and Sheheen will handle coverage of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Events on NBCSN.  The announcement was made today by Jeff Behnke , Vice President of NASCAR Production for NBC Sports and NBCSN.     

2015 marks the 30 th Anniversary season for the northeast-based NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, which traces its roots back to the very first NASCAR-sanctioned race on the beach and road course at Daytona Beach, Fla. in 1948.  Evernham, who began his remarkable career in motorsports working on short track race cars at age 15, will first team with Sheheen to cover the 41 st running of the Icebreaker from Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Conn., airing on Saturday, April 18 at 12:30 a.m. ET (late Friday night). The complete NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour telecast schedule on NBCSN is listed below. more info....